Difficult synonyms and antonyms
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Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
Harsh or severe in effect or intention:
Characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc.
The definition of abstruse is something that is nearly impossible to understand or figure out.
That tends to irk; tiresome or annoying
The definition of strenuous is something that takes a lot of effort, work or energy to do.
The definition of bothersome is someone or something that is annoying or troublesome.
Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
Causing physical or mental fatigue; tedious or tiresome.
Not simple; involved or complicated Difficult to understand; not clear as lacking order, chaotic etc
Impossible to know or fathom:
Made or done with great effort; not effortless and natural; strained
Having a sexual relationship:
Difficult to understand, analyze, or solve for having many interconnected elements.
Having considerable weight; heavy.
Causing difficulty, trouble, or discomfort
Extremely trying; exhausting
Full of or tending to cause stress.
Likely to happen by accident or without intention:
Full of tedium; long or verbose and wearisome; tiresome; boring
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
Impossible to answer or refute; incontrovertible:
(Logic) One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
The definition of a quandary is a dilemma or a state of uncertainty.
Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
Very abstract, abstruse, or subtle
Discerning or perceiving easily; keen:
Having eccentric ways; odd.
Paying great or excessive attention to personal tastes and appearance; fastidious: (Figuratively) Anything that involves constant violent or chaotic activity around some centre.
Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
The definition of rigorous is something that is painfully exact or precise.
Requiring the full application of one's abilities, attention, or resources:
man-sized Of a size suitable for a man; larger than normal
The definition of delicate is someone or something that is subtle, fragile, frail or a skilled example of something.
Operating in a hidden, usually injurious way; insidious:
Difficult to handle or manage:
Characterized by digressions; rambling.
So bombastic and congested as to obscure meaning
Hard to understand; abstruse
Stubborn is defined as being unwilling to change your opinion or stance, in spite of good reasons to.
Detectable only by microscopic examination or chemical analysis, as a minute blood sample.
Of, having the nature of, or expressing a paradox or paradoxes
The definition of unintelligible is cannot be understood.
That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic
The definition of inexplicable is something that cannot be explained or something for which there is no logical answer or reason.
That cannot be understood; incomprehensible
The definition of exigent is pressing, demanding or urgent.
Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
Of great scope or consequence:
Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate Difficult to understand; abstruse; hard to conceptualize. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
The definition of esoteric is something only understood by a chosen group.
Spiritually significant or symbolic; allegorical
Complicated and difficult to unravel.
Extended over an irregular area; sprawling:
Leaving no track, or trail
The definition of recondite is something that is difficult or impossible for most to understand, or that most people don't know about.
Unknown means something that people are not aware of or familiar with.
beyond one's comprehension
(Informal) Demanding, requiring above-normal care.
That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
Characterized by qualities suggestive of little weight; not dense, hard, full, etc.
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Opposed; contradictory; inconsistent.
Difficult to alleviate or cure.
Of or belonging to the style of architecture developed from the fifth century ad in the Byzantine Empire, characterized especially by a central dome resting on a cube formed by four round arches and their pendentives and by the extensive use of surface decoration, especially veined marble panels, low relief carving, and colored glass mosaics.
Extremely involved; intricate; complicated
Alternative form of Delphic. Of a person, having a lot of hair on the body.
Characterized by intense activity, confusion, or haste:
Alternative capitalization of Herculean.
Not perceptible to the touch; intangible.
Difficult to mold or manipulate:
Capable of, guilty of, or intending murder:
The definition of opaque is not capable of having light pass through or hard to understand.
Rough with small points or knobs, like a file; scaly or scabby
Characterized by or requiring toil.
The definition of trying is defined as an irritating person or thing.
Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious:
Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
Any situation in which one must choose between unpleasant alternatives
(Medicine) Impairment of function due to disease: respiratory embarrassment.
(Gr. Legend, proper) A knot tied by King Gordius of Phrygia, which an oracle reveals will be undone only by the future master of Asia: Alexander the Great, failing to untie it, cuts the knot with his sword
Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
A difficult or painful experience, especially one that severely tests character or endurance. A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.
A misnaged, an opponent to Chassidic Judaism (more likely modern, for cultural reasons).
Unpredictable changes or variations that keep occurring in life, fortune, etc.; shifting circumstances; ups and downs
(Law) To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.
Acting, working, or done easily, or in a quick, smooth way; fluent; ready
Not involving medical complications.
The definition of straightforward is honest, direct and to the point.
The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries.
Clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
(Informal) Easy to use, operate, or understand
Impressively great or difficult:
The definition of burdensome is something that is hard to deal with, or that places too great of expectations.
Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits:
Difficult to operate or start:
Not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
Not capable of being endured, used, agreed to, etc. because disagreeable or unsuitable
Difficult or impossible to manage, control, or keep in order:
Given to acting in opposition to others
Demanding great effort, skill, enterprise, etc.
A famous strong, swirling tidal current off the W coast of Norway, hazardous to safe navigation
Endless and toilsome, useless, etc.
(Law, of an action) Commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, without due cause.
Impossible to account for; inexplicable:
Having two or more possible meanings
Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
The definition of irritable is someone who is cranky, or who has the tendency to be grumpy and get mad easily.
Not convenient, especially:
Having an ugly or mean disposition
Providing or having to do with support
The definition of gargantuan is enormous or gigantic.
The definition of dark is someone or something not light in color, without light or sunshine, gloomy or evil.
The definition of demanding is requires a lot of effort, skill or attention.
Demanding great care, patience, effort, etc.; arduous
Requiring great physical exertion
Lacking grace or easy charm; very formal:
Of enormous scope, power, or influence: Synonym Study
suggests long, wearisome toil the laborious task of picking fruit
implies the need for diligent, protracted effort the arduous fight ahead of us
a difficult book
applies especially to that which requires great skill, intelligence, tact, etc. rather than physical labor a difficult situation
, in this comparison, is the simple and general word for whatever demands great physical or mental effort hard work, a hard problem
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